Legalizing Weed: Key Players In Utah’s Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Farming

The federal government removed some of the restrictions on industrial hemp farming with the 2014 Farm Bill.

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UTAH: For decades, it was illegal to grow hemp in the United States because of the plant’s relationship to the marijuana drug. However, hemp is not itself a drug, and many states, including Utah, have begun legalizing hemp production because of the benefits offered to farmers, manufacturers, and the economy. The federal government removed some of the Read the full article…

U.S. Leads World in Hemp Food, Beauty Sales

The U.S. is unquestionably the largest market for hemp products

CALIFORNIA:  U.S. hemp product sales are growing fast. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA; Summerland, CA) estimates 21.2% retail sales growth in 2014 for hemp food and body care products, putting the 2014 total at $200 million. If other hemp-based products are added to the mix—clothing, auto parts, building materials, etc.—the total 2014 U.S. retail market Read the full article…

Now Appearing: Hemp, For First Time In Decades

Currently 12 states have legislation on the books that would allow cultivation of hemp as laid out in the recent Farm Bill.

COLORADO:  Proponents of industrial hemp say it’s one of the most misunderstood plants in the world. It’s related to its far more controversial cousin, marijuana, but lacks the THC that gives marijuana its psychedelic properties. The first federal law mentioning hemp came in 1937. Congress discouraged the high THC varieties of cannabis, like marijuana, while exempting farmers who Read the full article…